UTME: I’m ready to step on toes, says Oloyede

UTME: I’m ready to step on toes, says Oloyede

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar/Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has raised the alarm that some powerful forces who want the status quo to remain were bent on frustrating his efforts towards the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

He however vowed that JAMB would not return to status quo, saying he would step on their toes no matter how big they could be.

Oloyede said these in Abuja on Wednesday, during a workshop to train its officials for the forthcoming UTME examinations.

At the event, he announced that the mock examination in some selected centres in the country for interested candidates would take place on Saturday in 633 Computer Based Test centres.

Recall that JAMB had announced the indefinite suspension of the conduct of its mock examination earlier scheduled for April 8 in some selected centres due to frustration by its technical partners.

But Oloyede said JAMB was committed to conducting its examinations in line with global best practices and standards.

He said, “People are bent on creating problems where none exists. I believe their toes are very big and I don’t mind stepping on them. We believe that at the end of the day, Nigerians will know the truth and who to appreciate and who to condemn.

“So I expect all other stakeholders involved in the system not to sabotage the efforts of JAMB but reciprocate such gesture and goodwill so that we could give Nigerians the best of services they deserve.”



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